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HISTORY OF LAGOS STATE http://www.lagosstate.gov.ng/about/about.htm Lagos State was created on May 27, 1967 by virtue of State  (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. 14 of 1967, which  restructured Nigeria’s Federation into 12 States.  Prior to this, Lagos Municipality had been administered by the  Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Lagos Affairs  as the regional authority, while the Lagos City Council (LCC)  governed the City of Lagos. Equally, the metropolitan areas (Colony  Province) of Ikeja, Agege, Mushin, Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry were  administered by the Western Region. The State took off as an administrative entity on April 11, 1968 with Lagos Island serving the dual role of  being the State and Federal Capital.  However, with the creation of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja in 1976, Lagos ceased to be the  capital of the State which was moved to Ikeja. Equally, with the formal relocation of the seat of the  Federal Government to Abuja on 12th December, 1991, Lagos ceased to be Nigeria’s political capital. Nevertheless, Lagos remains the nation’s economic and commercial capital. According to extant political  records, “Lagos is to the people of Nigeria, what the head is to the body of an individual.” PEOPLE Lagos State is inhabited by the Aworis and Ogus in Ikeja and Badagry  Divisions respectively, with the Ogus being found mainly in Badagry.  While the indigenous population of Lagos are Aworis, there is,  nevertheless, an admixture of other pioneer immigrant settlers  collectively call Lagosians but more appropriately the Ekos. 
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